Mediterranean Festival 2017!

338B8297

A festive lunch characterized by the colors, smells and flavors from all over the world (and from Italy, of course)

Geography is not only maps and place names, but also culture and traditions. And don’t forget about food and typical products.

The goal of the Mediterranean Festival is to discover the folklore of different countries, and starting from February 24th, for the second year in a row, it will enliven the H-International School’s Olmi location.

From 12.00pm to 14.00pm, one of the classrooms was transformed into a real food festival, with colorful stands and beautiful dishes. The Mediterranean Festival was organized  by Mr Moll, geography teacher at H-IS and it was managed by the Middle Year Program 1-2-3: they were divided into 14 teams and coordinated by the students of year 2; each team was assigned a country by lottery. France, Lebanon, Albania, Greece, and also some of the Italian regions such as Puglia and Liguria. Then the students had to design their stand, study traditional recipes and ingredients of their assigned country, create a dish and describe its origins to the judges. Yes, that’s right, the Mediterranean Festival also contains a competition, in which parents and students can vote for the winners of three different categories: best stand, best food and best knowledge of the prepared dishes (ingredients, history, little-known facts…).

Whoever is interested in learning more about it can use the tablets available on each table that shows the preparation of the dish , along with some slides that include little-known facts about the countries. To make the Festival even more lively, the students wore traditional costumers.

The winners will be announced in a few days…Meanwhile, here some tasty photos!